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Kelderman goes into Tour de France with options open

Wilco Kelderman (LottoNl-Jumbo)

Wilco Kelderman (LottoNl-Jumbo) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

After last year’s washout at the Tour de France, in which he crashed several times and limped to Paris, Wilco Kelderman (LottoNL-Jumbo) is not about to put any undue pressure on his shoulders ahead of this year’s race.

The 25-year-old was a genuine top-ten contender last year after a consistent build-up in the months leading to the race and having won the Dutch national time trial title in the weeks before the Grand Départ in his homeland. This year he heads into the race with far less expectancy around him, although his condition and form means that he can’t be ignored.

Daniel Benson is the Managing Editor at Cyclingnews. Based in the UK, he coordinates the global coverage for the website. Having joined Cyclingnews in April 2008, he has covered several Tour de France, the Spring Classics, and the London Olympic Games in 2012.

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